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Free events at National Museums Liverpool (November)

Posted on Monday 2nd November 2015
Putting on the Glitz

Please find below listings for free events across National Museums Liverpool venues for November.

TOP PICKS FOR THIS MONTH

  •          Talk Tuesday: Transformation: One man’s cross-dressing wardrobe
    WALKER ART GALLERY
    3 November
    1-2pm

    Join Curator of Costume and Textiles, Pauline Rushton, for a talk about our new display of clothes made specifically for male-to-female cross-dressing.
    Drop in, no booking required

  •         Exhibition talk – Putting on the Glitz
    LADY LEVER ART GALLERY
    12 November
    2pm

    Join Nicola Cunningham, Exhibitions Officer, for a talk about the process of installing the Putting on the Glitz exhibition and behind the scenes stories about the beautiful garments on display.
    Drop in, no booking required

  •          It's Glam Up North: Curated by Rankin The Auction
    MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL

    21 November
    7pm

    Join us for the It's Glam Up North auction on 21 November, where you can bid on the works curated by world-renowned photographer Rankin. Proceeds from which will benefit the Merseyside-based children’s hospice Claire House where Rankin is a patron. This charity auction is your opportunity to purchase any of the amazing works by some of the North's most celebrated artists, photographers and fashion designers. 
    For details of the art work and advanced online bids, please visit
    www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/glamupnorth
    Tickets £25 available from the Claire House website

    http://www.claire-house.org.uk/events/

November listings

WALKER ART GALLERY
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
William Brown Street, Liverpool
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker
Telephone 0151 478 4199
@walkergallery

Exhibition

REALITY: Modern and Contemporary British Painting
10 July – 29 November 2015
Six decades of British painting are represented by more than 50 works, united not only by the medium of paint but also the unique way the artists represent real life in modern Britain.

Transformation: One Man’s cross-dressing wardrobe
24 October – TBC
This ground-breaking display, the first of its kind in a British museum, will feature 16 garments from the collection of Peter Farrer. Born in 1926, Peter has been cross-dressing since he was 14. The display will include highlights from his historic and modern collection of cross-dressing clothes. 

Pug Virus
29 October 2015 – 3 January 2016
Pug Virus, a sculpture by British artist John Walter, explores the relationship between visual culture and HIV today. Pug Virus is Walter’s attempt to re-envision HIV in our current era of highly effective antiretroviral therapy, in contrast to representations of the virus during the 'AIDS' crisis in the 1980s. This sculpture is characteristic of the artist's colourful and carnivalesque approach to the subject.

Events

Introductory tour
Every Wednesday
3pm
Enjoy an introductory tour led by our Visitor Host focusing on the history of the Gallery and highlights from the collection.
Drop in, no booking required

Talk Tuesdays
Every Tuesday
1pm
Join us each week for a varied programme of talks from a range of speakers and find out about our collection, exhibitions and what goes on behind the scenes. Visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker for full listings.
Drop in, no booking required

Sketching in the Sculpture Gallery
1 November
10am – 4.30pm

Let your pencil take the lead and try your hand at drawing, surrounded by the beauty of our Sculpture Gallery for this year’s Big Draw.
Drop in, no booking required

Talk Tuesday: Transformation: One man’s cross-dressing wardrobe
3 November
1-2pm

Join Curator of Costume and Textiles, Pauline Rushton, for a talk about our new display of clothes made specifically for male-to-female cross-dressing.
Drop in, no booking required

Talk Tuesday: REALITY
10 November
1pm
Exhibitions Officer, Nicola Cunningham, will discuss the REALITY exhibition, which looks at modern and contemporary British painting.
Drop in, no booking required

Bisclavret: A medieval werewolf tale
14 November
1 and 2pm

A modern retelling of a 12th-century werewolf tale. Forming part of the Being Human Festival.
Drop in, no booking required

Jane Austen's country dances
14 November
1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm

Regency Rejigged perform 17th and 18th-century dances in the costumes of the Regency era, to the tunes of the time played by their own musicians.
Drop in, no booking required

Talk Tuesday: REALITY
17 November
1pm
Explore the REALITY exhibition with Art Historian Julie Robson.
Drop in, no booking required

Frocks=Art=Life
21 November
2pm

Artist Phil Sayers will trace a personal journey of gender transformation through 25 years of feminine masquerade in works that speak about art history, gender and sexuality. And the story of the frocks specially made for some of these works.
Drop in, no booking required

Talk Tuesday: Paul Scott, inspired by Liverpool’s past
24 November
1pm

Paul Scott is a ceramic artist based in Cumbria, with an international reputation. Assistant Curator, Nicola Scott, will talk about his new work Toxteth Park, Herculaneum and Liver Birds and the Liverpool objects that inspired it.
Drop in, no booking required

LADY LEVER ART GALLERY
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Port Sunlight, Wirral
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever
Telephone 0151 478 4136
@leverartgallery

Exhibition

Putting on the Glitz
16 October – 28 February 2016
Dazzling 1930s evening gowns take centre stage in the Putting on the Glitz exhibition, revealing how the glitz and glamour of Hollywood was reflected in the fashions of the period.

Events

Introductory tour
3, 4, 7, 10, 17, 21, 24 & 25 November
11am and 2pm

Introduction to the Gallery and its collections.
Drop in, no booking required

Choir performance
8 November
1 and 2pm

Help commemorate Remembrance Sunday by joining community choir Singing Our Socks Off for a performance of wartime songs.

Exhibition talk – Putting on the Glitz
12 November
2pm

Join Nicola Cunningham, Exhibitions Officer, for a talk about the process of installing the Putting on the Glitz exhibition and behind the scenes stories about the beautiful garments on display.
Drop in, no booking required

Daisy Gill – Performance
14 November
1.30 and 2.30pm

Join teenage singer-songwriter Daisy Gill for a performance of pop, soul and reggae.
Drop in, no booking required

Exhibition talk – Putting on the Glitz
26 November
2pm

Join Pauline Rushton, Curator of Costume and Textiles, for a question and answer session about the Putting on the Glitz exhibition.
Drop in, no booking required

SUDLEY HOUSE
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/sudley
Telephone 0151 478 4016
@sudleyhouse

Exhibitions

Drip Dry!
Ongoing
A 1990s shell suit and a 1960s 'Beatles dress' are just two of the highlights of this small exhibition looking at how man-made fibres have revolutionised textile manufacture.

Collection in focus
3 April 2015 – 8 November
We are pleased to be able to show a small selection of paintings from the Lady Lever Art Gallery at Sudley House, due to the redevelopment of the Lady Lever's South End galleries. The display of nine paintings includes work by artists such as Joshua Reynolds, John Francis Rigaud and René Theodore Berthon.

Events

Introductory tour
Every Wednesday
1pm

Join our Visitor Host for an introduction to Sudley House and the Holt family, focusing on some of the wonderful paintings in the collection.
Drop in, no booking required

Focus on: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
10 November
1pm

Join us to learn more about this influential group of artists through looking at paintings by Millais, Holman Hunt and Rossetti.
Drop in, no booking required

Focus on: Turner
22 November
1pm
This talk explores how Turner’s childhood and the Industrial Revolution may have shaped paintings such as the Wreck Buoy.
Drop in, no booking required

MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol
Telephone 0151 478 4545
@museumliverpool

Exhibitions

Poppies: Women and War
24 July 2015 – February 2016
Poppies: Women and War is an exhibition by photographer Lee Karen Stow, remembering women in times of war from the First World War to the present day. It combines a portrait series of women whose lives have been affected by war, with a botanical series of the poppy flower in its national environment.

It’s Glam up North
25 September – 6 December 2015
The Museum of Liverpool will host this exhibition of works by some of the biggest names in art and design, curated by photographer Rankin. It's Glam Up North: Curated by Rankin features two pieces of work by Rankin himself, as well as works by artists, filmmakers, graphics and fashion designers.

Rankin has curated It’s Glam Up North to support Claire House Children’s Hospice of which he is a patron. Calling on artists, film makers, fashion and graphic designers to donate works that will be auctioned on Saturday 21 November, with proceeds going to the charity.

Events

Sensory tour
3 November
2pm

Discover our collections in this unique tour which focuses on the sights, smells and sounds of the Museum as well as including opportunities to explore objects by touch.
Drop in, no booking required

Meet me at the Museum
3, 10, 17 & 24 November
11am-1pm

Join our Visitor Hosts for a friendly gathering to share memories and reminisce in the Museum of Liverpool.
Drop in, no booking required

Remember when…?
5 November
3pm

Enjoy a nostalgic look back at the Liverpool of our childhoods. Memory sharing compulsory!
Drop in, no booking required

Memory walk
5 November
11am and 2pm

Journey through the last hundred years as we explore some of the stories and objects from Liverpool's past. Especially suited to older visitors, these gallery tours are part of our wider House of Memories programme.
Drop in, no booking required

Watching and waiting
7 November – 11.30am
9 November - 2.30 and 3.30pm

Hear the true story of one couple's experience of home and battle front during the First World War in this performance based on some of the 2,000 letters that they exchanged with one another.
Drop in, no booking required

Poppies: Introductory tours
8 & 19 November
3pm

Join our education team for a short informal introductory tour of the Poppies exhibition looking at the different roles of women during conflicts from 1914 to the present.
Drop in, no booking required

Introductory tours
9 November
1pm and 3pm

Join our Visitor Host for a variety of themed tours exploring the Museum’s galleries and collections. See website for details.
Drop in, no booking required

Poppies: Exhibition tours
14 November
2.30pm

A guided tour of the exhibition Poppies: Women and War with photographer Lee Karen Stow. Find out more about her inspiration for the exhibition and discover the fascinating stories behind the photographs.
Drop in, no booking required

Photography workshop
14 November
10.30am-1.30pm

Join photographer Lee Karen Stow to discover more about the images featured in our exhibition Poppies: Women and War. The exhibition remembers women in times of war through a portrait series of women whose lives have been affected by war, alongside a botanical series of the poppy flower. Bring along a camera to this interactive workshop where you will focus on different photography techniques and find out more about planning an exhibition.
Free event, pre-booking essential, see our website for more details

It's Glam Up North: Curated by Rankin The Auction
21 November
7pm

Join us for the It's Glam Up North auction on 21 November, where you can bid on the works curated by world-renowned photographer Rankin. Proceeds from which will benefit the Merseyside-based children’s hospice Claire House where Rankin is a patron. This charity auction is your opportunity to purchase any of the amazing works by some of the North's most celebrated artists, photographers and fashion designers. 
For details of the art work and advanced online bids, please visit
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/glamupnorth
Tickets £25 available from the Claire House website

http://www.claire-house.org.uk/events/

First World War Family History Day
21 November
10.30am-4.30pm

A free family history event to help you to research relatives who served in the First World War. Visitors can access a research database, which contains the biographical details of around 90,000 men who served in The King’s Regiment during the First World War. The day will also include family friendly activities including object handling and crafts.
Drop in, no booking required

Socks, pincushions & stories
21 November
11am-3pm
Join Up For Crafts to remember the unsung craftswomen of the First World War. During the war many women joined initiatives such as the Women’s War Service Bureau and contributed their craft skills to knit thousands of pairs of socks and make care packages to send to the troops. Do you love to stitch or would you like to learn more? Do you have a story to tell about an ancestor who was involved in the war effort for the First World War? Learn how to make a ‘sweetheart’ pincushion inspired by those made by soldiers and loved ones. Chat to a researcher from the Merseyside At War project and find out how to become a volunteer story-gatherer.
Drop in, no booking required

Liverpool landscape lunchtimes
27 November
1pm

Have a go at sketching the spectacular view from our second floor windows. Absolute beginners very welcome.
Drop in, no booking required

MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime
Telephone 0151 478 4499
@merseymaritime

Exhibitions

Lusitania: life, loss, legacy
Opened 27 March 2015
This exhibition is situated on the first floor of the Museum, created to mark the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania, on 7 May 2015. As well as the story of the Lusitania, the display considers the role of Liverpool’s liners in the First World War.

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story
This compelling exhibition explores Liverpool's central role in the Titanic story. Discover the real life stories of those who sailed on Titanic, in their own words. Featuring film footage, images, costumes and interactive touch screens, the optimism and tragedy of Titanic is brought to life.

Events

Port Sunlight Sea Dogs Shanty performances
1 November
1.30 and 2.30pm

Set your feet tapping to rousing songs of the sea with these performances of traditional shanties!
Drop in, no booking required

Albert's story
1, 28 & 29 November
Intervals from 1pm
Find out more about the history of the Albert Dock and Liverpool's iconic waterfront with our collection of handling objects.
Drop in, no booking required

Liverpool at War
8 November
Intervals from 1pm

Liverpool has played a central role during many times of war - find out the numerous stories the city has to tell and the realities of daily life with our collection of handling objects.
Drop in, no booking required

Never at sea - A Wren's story
8 November
1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm

Liverpool played a vital part in the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War. Come and hear about the top secret work carried out underneath the streets of the city with our Wren, May.
Drop in, no booking required

Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the sea
14 November
2.30pm

Merchant seafarers would use the traditional sea shanty to help with their often dangerous and back breaking work. Gerry Smyth from Liverpool John Moores University will introduce performances by the Rock Light Rollers and illustrate the role of this important piece of working class culture.
Drop in, no booking required

Cunard objects
14, 15 & 22 November
1-4pm

The Cunard Line is a world famous Liverpool company - find out more about their history and some of their well-known ships, such as Lusitania, with our range of objects.
Drop in, no booking required

Spotlight on the Lusitania
15 & 22 November
1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm

The story of the Lusitania is central to the history of Liverpool. Find out more about this intriguing part of the city's past with our demonstrator.
Drop in, no booking required

Titanic - Stories through objects
21 November
Intervals from 1pm

Come and find out more about the world famous ship with our collection of replica handling objects.
Drop in, no booking required

Tall tales of a Titanic survivor
29 November
1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm

The story of Charles Joughin, Chief Baker on board the Titanic. He can tell a tale or two, but should you believe him?
Drop in, no booking required

INTERNATIONAL SLAVERY MUSEUM
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism
Telephone 0151 478 4499
@slaverymuseum

Exhibitions

Broken Lives: slavery in modern India
26 June 2015 – 24 April 2016
Nearly half of the victims of modern slavery globally are in India, most of these are ‘Dalits’. Broken lives: Slavery in modern India provides a glimpse into the experiences of India’s Dalit community. This is the first ever exhibition to look specifically at the modern slavery and human trafficking of Dalits in India. Delivered in partnership with the Dalit Freedom Network, this powerful and moving exhibition reveals stories of hardship, survival and hope for broken lives mended.

Continuing the Journey
Open daily
Learn about the struggle of Merseyside's Black community to obtain racial equality and social justice from post war Britain to the 1980s. Participants share recollections of brutal and traumatic experiences which left indelible marks on their community. The project aims to reflect the resilience, strength and power of each individual, and is dedicated to the voices that were heard and those that were not.

Oil boom, Delta burns: photographs by George Osodi
Open daily
Internationally-acclaimed Nigerian photographer George Osodi has spent more than six years documenting the injustices occurring in the Niger Delta, a region rich in natural resources and beauty.

Events

Broken Lives: Telling the story
21 November
1pm

Meet authors of books about modern slavery in India, hear why they write and how they translate the issues into story on the written page, and maybe become inspired to set pen to paper. Authors include Catherine Ruben Kermogant, David Skivington, and Baroness Cox. The event will include interviews with the panel, readings from their books, and the opportunity for audience Q&A.
Drop in, no booking required

WORLD MUSEUM
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
William Brown Street, Liverpool
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml
Telephone 0151 478 4136
@world_museum

Poppies
7 November
1-4pm

Pop in to find about these beautiful flowers and take part in craft activities inspired by the Weeping Window display at St. George’s Hall.
Drop in, no booking required

SEIZED! THE BORDER AND CUSTOMS UNCOVERED
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Located within the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/seized
Telephone 0151 478 4499
@merseymaritime

Events

Customs contraband
1 & 21 November
1-4pm

A smuggler's hoard, here for you to get your hands on!
Drop in, no booking required

Spotlight on fakes
11 November
3pm
Spotlight on… are a series of short informal talks given by our education team focussing on a different area of the Seized gallery for each one and will cover Drug smuggling, fakes and Counterfeits and animal smuggling on three separate dates.
Drop in, no booking required